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I searched all over the forums for Offroading but i couldn't find it. My quick question is...i was wondering if my Ranger would die offroading ( not like intense offroading, just like really easy). Its an 00 2x4 XLT extended cab. As far as i know its all stock. I think its raised a little bit, but i am not sure, there is a lot of space between tires and truck. Engine is V6 3.0 liter, i dont know how many hp it has...i wanna hear opinions!! :D :D
 

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It should be able to do the "really easy" offroading. The weight of the vehicle and lentgh of the vehicle would be an advantage over say an F150.
 

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3.0 v6 is a 154 hp and 180 tq
the only disadvantage you will have is being 2 wheel drive.
they tend to get stuck fairly easily in an offroad arena.
 

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With some aggressive tires on the light tail, you can still take "trails", just stay away from rock-climbing and mud. If you're smart and careful, you can have some fun and keep your Ranger healthy.

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If you plan on doing much more besides trailriding, get a limited-slip for the rear if you don't have one already. Or if you're really serious, a locker. A gear-driven L/S like a Detroit Tru-Trac is a nice compromise.
 

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I was thinking of getting bigger tires. I have to wait till the ones i have on right now get used, they are fairly new. Once that happens i wanted to get bigfoot tires, or at least just big enought so that it fills the extra space between the tire and the truck. thanks for all the tips guys
 

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As far as offroading goes, why are you taking a stock 2wd off roading?? not that it is bad just hope you have a winch if your planning on going in any water or hills or anything....but if you take it easy you should have no problems and a lot of fun! :razz:
 

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I got a 2wd ranger with 4in of lift and 33in tires. It does hills a 1 ton 4wd gets stuck on. It's all about knowing what your truck can do. I've been wheeling every weekend pretty hard for about 2 years, and my(00 2wd short box) truck has only got stuck once. It was a sticky stiuation in the snow. Just watch out for ground clearance. I banged up my underbody pretty bad on a trail before I got my lift.
 

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i took my 99 3.0 2wd offroad for a long time. went through a eight inch deep bog and a wave of water went into my air duct. just take it slow through water and i definetly recomend a winch. i got a 6 thousand pound hand winch so i can go forward or backwards easily. the winch only cost about $120 and has saved me thousands. stick mainly to "trails" and don't do anything that might cause you to walk home. i'd recommend going with someone else who has a truck because even on dry, almost level ground, your gonna get stuck with 2wd it's a well known fact. good luck.
 
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